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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By Richard Aldington
In France (1916–1918)

THIS is not hell—
At least, merely a comfortable hell,
With warmth and food and some still moments
Ere the true hell comes rushing in again.
Yet this one thought is torture:        5
Have I lost her, lost her indeed?
Lost the calm eyes and eager lips of love,
The two-fold amorous breasts and braided hair,
The white slim body my senses fed upon,
And all the secret shadows shot with fire?        10
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